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U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 21, 2020
Erica H. MacHonald
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tahaa Zerna

Minneapolis Man Charged With Being an Armed Career Criminal in Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the unsealing of a federal indictment charging GAGE ANTHONY NORRIS, 25, with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. NORRIS made his initial appearance yesterday before Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota. NORRIS was ordered to remain in custody pending a formal detention and arraignment hearing, which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

According to allegations in the indictment, on May 15, 2020, NORRIS possessed a Sun City Machinery Co. Stevens 320 12 gauge shotgun. Because NORRIS has prior felony convictions in Ramsey County and Hennepin County, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Minneapolis Police Department, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was brought as part of the Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force, a multi-agency effort that brings together additional federal and state resources to assist local law enforcement to investigate, arrest, and prosecute individuals responsible for gun violence in the Twin Cities. For more information about the Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force, please visit
ssistant U.S. Attorney Lauren O. Roso is prosecuting the case.

The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Defendant Information:

Minneapolis, Minn. Charges:  Felon in possession of a firearm- Armed career criminal, 1 count

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